Louisa May Alcott ended Little Women (1868) with the words “So the curtain falls upon Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Whether it ever rises again, depends upon the reception given the first act of the domestic drama called Little Women.” It was an immediate commercial and critical success, and readers demanded to know more about the characters. Alcott quickly completed a second volume, Good Wives (1869), and later Little Men (1871) and Jo’s Boys (1886). The novels follow the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy, each with a very different character. It has been argued that within Little Women one finds the first vision of the "All-American girl" and that her multiple aspects are embodied in the differing March sisters. But whatever the reason, generations of readers have loved these novels since they were first published.
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About the Author
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Little Women is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The four main characters of the book are Jo, Meg,Amy, and Beth. They struggle to raise eachother while their father is off at the civil war. I can say that I can relate to this book because my father is always off aat work while me and my sisters raise each together. Not only is this book interesting and attention grabbing but this book will teach you a lesson in trust and working together. When the sisters worked together with each other and other people they see how they can make it across the tough time they are going through. I recommend this book because it will be an intersting thing to read on a nice day. Daja McMahan